RWTH Aachen is one of the nine leading technical universities in Germany that together make up the TU9 university network. The Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments provided a huge boost to the further development of RWTH Aachen University. The many stimulating ideas already have an impact on the whole urban region of Aachen and the entire tri-border area of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Since the beginning of 2010, representatives from all groups at the university have started to implement the goals of the excellent teaching future strategy. The Department "International Office" takes care of more than 7,000 students currently studying at RWTH Aachen University. The institution consist of 9 faculties/departments they are Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Georesources and Materials Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Arts and Humanities, School of Business and Economics, Medicine. 260 Institutes, 7 Collaborative Research Centers and Transregios, 7 Participations in Collaborative Research Areas and Transregional Collaborative Research Areas, 27 Research Training Programs (including 10 DFG Research Training Groups)152 Courses of study (12 private courses of study), 8,556 International students from 128 countries. With its 260 institutes in nine faculties, RWTH Aachen is among the leading European scientific and research institutions. 44,517 students in 152 courses of study are registered for the winter semester of 2015/16, including 8.556 international students from 128 countries. Teaching at RWTH Aachen is first and foremost application-oriented. The work of the research centers of RWTH Aachen is closely oriented towards the current needs of industry like Microsoft and ford. The University’s innovative capacity is further reflected in the high number of business start-ups (currently more than 1,400). As a result, around 32,000 jobs have been created in the region in the last 25 years. In case of funding between 2007 and 2013, the 7th EU Framework Program provided funds exceeding 32 billion Euros; the EU Research and Innovation program “Horizon 2020” offers a funding budget of almost 80 billion Euros for (collaborative) projects within a large number of disciplines for the period 2014 until 2020. HORIZON 2020 supports international collaborations in order to foster top-level research in social, economic, ecological and industrial themes facing European challenges today and in the future.